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Red kite

Red kite Red kite Tony Cross | Welsh Kite Trust

The red kite has a distinctive forked tail and was recently re-introduced to Co. Down in 2008, Co. Wicklow in 2007 and Co. Dublin in 2011.

Length: 60-65cm

Wingspan: 155-185cm

Weight: 850-1,000g

Habitat: Often associated with wooded valleys, areas of farmland or open country